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The Coronaviridae

An Introduction
  • Stuart G. Siddell
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Part of the The Viruses book series (VIRS)

Abstract

The Coronaviridae are a group of enveloped, positive-strand RNA viruses with nonsegmented genomes of about 30,000 nucleotides. The family comprises two genera, coronavirus and torovirus, which share similarities in the organization and expression of their genomes and the structure of the viral gene products. Viruses in the two genera have, however, only limited sequence similarity and display; for example, distinctly different nucleocapsid morphologies.

Keywords

Infectious Bronchitis Virus Nucleocapsid Protein Feline Infectious Peritonitis Transmissible Gastroenteritis Virus Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart G. Siddell
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  1. 1.Institute of Virology and ImmunobiologyUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgGermany

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